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MethaneSAT: A Climate Change Tool That’s Out of This World

Methane is one of the planet's most dangerous greenhouse gases. A new satellite— the size of a washing machine—is set to provide vital data.

19/06/2024

Donate Phones and Save Lives: “Wir Packen’s An” Collects Old Smartphones for Refugees

Instead of lying in a drawer, your old mobile phone could help people on escape routes. The "Wir packen's an" association reveals how this works.

17/06/2024

Identify Plants With the Flora Incognita App – And Support Important Biological Research

AI-supported plant identification app Flora Incognita provides users with the names of previously unknown plants, turning you into a citizen scientist.

12/06/2024

Deep Green Data Centres Heat Swimming Pools in the “Perfect Symbiotic Relationship”

Deep Green uses waste heat from its data centres to heat swimming pools, reducing their carbon emissions and keeping them afloat as energy costs soar.

10/06/2024

Digitalisation Can Advance Sustainable Agriculture – Under Certain Conditions

Digitalisation has long since arrived in agriculture. But how do these developments contribute to environmental and climate protection? We present solutions.

05/06/2024

Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold with Whey Protein

Electronic waste is not only resource intensive, but, recycling it is also inefficient. Could this common food byproduct improve the process, and is this really the best solution, after all?

27/03/2024

Super-Sorting Robots Help Unlock the Full Potential of Recycling

Inefficient sorting means 25 percent of materials end up wrongly in landfills. AI is increasingly helping recycling centres ensure everything ends up where it belongs.

29/11/2023

Carbon Concrete: Dresden Building 70 Percent More Sustainable Than Other Concrete Buildings

The CUBE in Dresden proves that carbon concrete is an exciting building material for a successful building turnaround.

27/09/2023

Trash-Eating Mushrooms Are Being Deployed to Eat Demolition Debris

The environmental impact of construction waste is diverse and abundant.  Ecosystem destruction, natural resource consumption, pollution creation – it has all the hallmarks of a bonafide ecological menace. In fact, the construction industry accounts…

30/08/2023

Planting Seeds in Building Construction: How Living Walls and Digital Technology Are Enhancing Sustainability

Living walls are a practical, and beautiful, way of adding greenery and lowering heating emissions in our cities. Here's how technology could be used to aid them.

28/08/2023

Will Buildings in the Future Be Built From Mushrooms?

What if we could upcycle agricultural waste into a cheap, sustainable and biodegradable building material? Mycelium shows it's possible.

09/08/2023

Using Half the Water, a Robot Gardens Just as Well as Humans

In a recent experiment conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley, a robot gardener performed just as well as its human counterpart while using significantly less water.

28/06/2023

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